This article goes into plot and character details of the TV movie The Dresser. It will be the the first time the stars have worked together on film.

I’ve been looking forward to this movie since first learning about it. Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen are two of the finest actors of their, and any, generation. One way I look at the pairing is each actor’s legendary history on stage in Shakespeare’s plays and many others. The other cause for fangirlish excitement is that we’re talking Odin and Gandalf together onscreen. What’s not to look forward to from both angles?

The bottom line of course is the sheer thrill of enjoying the work of two such amazingly talented actors. Since my cable doesn’t have Starz, I’ll also “enjoy” the thrill of waiting for the DVD.